Music Corner

After 6 years of waiting, SZA, Solána Imani Rowe, finally released her third debut album “SOS” leaving fans such as myself are absolutely gobsmacked. With her teaser single “Shirt” being released two months before the album’s release, fans were eagerly aching for more and SZA gave us more.

On Dec. 9, 2022, listeners all over the world were shaken with amazement at the sheer artistry that SZA exhibits on every one of her 23 songs. With her new album reaching No. 1 for the seventh consecutive week on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as her most popular song on the record ‘Kill Bill’ also reaching top spot, SZA is now gaining the recognition she deserves. Though “SOS” possesses songs brimming with feminine confidence and power, her album also reveals a more vulnerable side of her music. Revealed through her album cover, “SOS” mainly covers the subject of loneliness in the eyes of fame, with the cover being a replica of a famous Princess Diana photo in which she sits on a diving board longingly staring at the ocean. Many inferred this to be a representation of the late princess feeling alone despite constantly being in the eyes of others. Once again, SZA has provided listeners of all ages and backgrounds a space to feel empowered while also acknowledging the vulnerability inside of all of us.